Switch Wish by Willa Smart


An erotic novel in disguise, Willa Smart’s SWITCH WISH dwells in the tension between pause and play. From water striders and spiders to webs, stems, and stalks–the natural world abounds and is amplified through this narrator’s attention which moves via associative flow, inquiring into the power of spells, names, and their role in transformation.

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Like all my favorite art, SWITCH WISH resists easy summary. If there is a scene it’s a simple one. A body half immersed in water, daydreaming at the threshold between wet and dry. We meet them again and again, sinking and floating, sometimes in a lake, sometimes in a bath. But that’s not it. The book resists. Smart’s magic is how they build up associations while maintaining simplicity. How they entwine homonyms, and show how words and sensations coat one another, like mud does fingers, or gloss does lips. Read this to be resensitized to the erotics of everyday life. Give it to your crush. They won’t be able to pin down what you’re suggesting, but they’ll be enamored by the sensations these words transmit.–Joni Murphy

Switch Wish by Willa Smart